Jeff Goldblum

Jeff Goldblum describes how his three-year-old son reacts when he cries at music.
Actor Jeff Goldblum, who has released a jazz album describes how his three-year-old son Charlie reacts when he cries at music.

Style icon Jeff Goldblum releases his debut jazz album

Kev Geoghegan

Music News LIVE reporter

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"I love this brownish corduroy jacket, it's new but it looks old, I feel like I've had it forever"

The actor, musician and raconteur and his Mildred Snitzer Orchestra release the live recording of their sessions at the Capitol Records building in Los Angels today.

We spoke with Jeff a couple of weeks ago about his new career and where he learned how to play Jazz.

Check out the band's version of the classic Cantaloupe below.

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Aside from the films and music, in recent years, Jeff has become as famous for his dapper sense of style - something which became official when he accepted the Man of Style award onstage during the 2018 InStyle Awards in LA.

"You know. I was interested in clothes," he told Music News LIVE.

"Especially acting and trying to outfit a character and get the right shoe, that felt right and made you walk in a certain way. It seem to me a legitimate portal to finding who the character might be at the centre.

"That boiled over into my interest in presenting myself when I ever had to be in the public, you know, or especially play in jazz clubs.

It's developed, I've had this stylist now for the last few years who helps me. I don't know how I would do it because I made a lot of bad choices before I'll tell you.

He added: "Yeah, I like to dress up and get my picture taken."

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Jeff Goldblum on the joys of his debut jazz album

Kev Geoghegan

Arts and entertainment reporter

Jeff Goldblum on his forthcoming jazz album recorded live in Los Angeles

The Jurassic Park actor has been playing the piano since childhood but is soon to release his debut album of jazz standards with his band the Mildred Snitzer Orchestra.

It was recorded live at the Capitol Records building in Los Angeles and features vocals from the likes of Irish star Imelda May, former American Idol contestant Haley Reinhart and comedian Sarah Silverman.

Music News LIVE had a sit down with Jeff at the piano to talk about his "pure love" of music and how he got started back in Pittsburgh.

Naturally, Jeff says he expects the degree of cynicism that meets any actor who announces his musical ambitions but says, so far, people seem to be enjoying what he has to offer.

"I'm playing with people who have really put in the 40,000 hours and double and triple that.

I’ve taken another path [acting] but I’m serious about it, I’m disciplined, I play my music every day and I love it and people come, some of whom who are interested for one reason or another, who have never heard much jazz and however I’ve gotten here, I feel like I can hold my head up and say I’m doing something that is genuine to me and people seem to be getting a kick out of it.

"But I bow and sit at the feet of great musicians and I'm still trying to learn."

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Jeff will be playing a couple of live dates with his band in London next month.

Until then check out his cover of Nina Simone's My Baby Just Cares for Me, below.

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Jeff Goldblum on his forthcoming jazz album recorded live in Los Angeles

Jeff Goldblum on his forthcoming jazz album recorded live in Los Angeles

Jeff Goldblum: "It's hard for me not to jazz up a piano"

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Jurassic Park star Jeff Goldbulm on swapping film sets for jazz.

The movie star turned jazz man is about to release his new album with his long-time band The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra.

The Capitol Studios Sessions is due for 9 November.

Jeff and his band are playing sold out shows in the UK next month.

Jeff, who has been playing the piano since he was a child, has been speaking to Chris Evans about the new record.